A few weeks ago, I got some really great news that I had won a Chalk Paint giveaway over at Perfectly Imperfect sponsored by Classic Wall Finishes. I had heard talk of the wonders of this famous Chalk Paint all over blogland & wanted to try it for myself, so I was totally thrilled when I found out I’d won!I was contacted by Patty at Classic Wall Finishes & she gave me the low-down on how great this stuff is, along with some tips for my project. She is very knowledgeable & has been using Annie Sloan’s European paint for years. She shares her paint business with her sister is now a stockist, making this great paint available to us here in the U.S.!The project I had in mind for this paint was a dining table & chair set I found at Goodwill in the fall for a lovely $20. I had considered using the chairs in my dining room, but they were in pretty rough shape, so my husband talked me out of it.

So, I went with my next plan, which was to convert it into a desk & chair for the Guest Room. And now that it’s done, I’m thinking I might have to figure out how to make this fit into the Master Bedroom because I absolutely LOVE it!The chalk paint gave it the finish it was meant to have. It started out as a goldish-brown dining table that probably had its best days in the ’70’s, but ended up looking like a European ladies’ desk. I gave it two coats of Old White, distressed it a little, then finished it off with a coat of the Soft Wax–just rubbed it on & buffed it out.This paint really is super-easy to use. The thing I love best is that it requires no priming or sanding, you just start painting away.And the result is a perfectly imperfect European finish. Would this not be the perfect desk for a Mom Cave?If you’ve been considering trying this paint, you should. Visit Classic Wall Finishes & see everything they have available. And if you need me, I’ll be in the Guest Room…Sharing this project with a few of these parties…